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Magic of Christmas Flower Demonstration with Joan Bentley Nov 20th

Magic of Christmas Flower Demonstration with Joan Bentley Nov 20th

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90 members and guests enjoyed a Magic of Christmas Flower demonstration by Joan Bentley who educated us and entertained while producing beautiful arrangements. A total of £715 was raised for our Soroptimist charities including Barrow Women's Centre. All of the ten arrangements were raffled at the end of the  very successful afternoon held at the Ulverston Sports and Social Club.
Grange Soroptimists go to Belfast Conference and pick up award October 2022

Grange Soroptimists go to Belfast Conference and pick up award October 2022

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Three members of the Club enjoyed a thought provoking and friendly conference in Belfast, making new friends and renewing friendships. The theme was Climate for Change  which encompassed climate issues and the need for change,  in many ways including working for gender equality. We were also delighted to win a Best Practice award for our Fair Trade Way Walk for Chocolate making workshops for the daughters of Ghanaian cocoa farmers. The Chocolate has a name project is working with Tarkwa Breman  girls school and our club so far have directly raised £485. If you want to contribute  to the project you can do so here We were delighted to see Grange Soroptimists Singing for Memory photo featured on the Sustainable Development Goals  banner on display. We also enjoyed some down time visiting tourist sites in Belfast and on the Antrim Coast. If you want further
Hair Razor for Tap Twinning

Hair Razor for Tap Twinning

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On 19th October members and guests enjoyed an evening with a difference presented by our member Jeanette who has a wealth of experience in hairdressing. Hair Razor was a celebration of hairdressing and Jeanette demonstrated  different styles and techniques and talked about her experiences including the great value of apprenticeships.  The audience was entertained, sitting  back in a relaxed atmosphere with a glass of prosecco looking  back at styles from  the past and current techniques, presented in a fun way. The models sitting on stage  reading Cumbria Life added a feeling of actually being in a salon! £355 was raised for our charities which this year include Tap Twinning when we will twin a tap in Cartmel Village Hall with one in a developing country. For information about our work or joiniung the club please CONTACT US
Magic of Christmas with Joan Bentley November 20th 2pm

Magic of Christmas with Joan Bentley November 20th 2pm

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We are looking forward to welcoming people to Ulverston Sports and Social Club for a great afternoon on Sunday 20th November  at 2pm. Joan Bentley will be entertaining and educating us while making some amazing Christmas arrangements. These will be raffled afterwards so theres a chance to win something spectacular. The bar will be open and you can sit back and enjoy  Joan's demonstration , a drink and a slice of cake. Tickets are £5. Contact Isabel or Chris to reserve your tickets. For further information  about our work or joining or for  tickets you can also CONTACT US
Club outing to Kirkby Stephen and Augill Castle

Club outing to Kirkby Stephen and Augill Castle

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17 Club members enjoyed the club outing to Augill Castle for afternoon tea preceeded by a walk around Kirkby Stephen  or on the  Poetry Path which starts at Kirkby Stephen. It was very enjoyable with a delicious tea and a really interesting walk deciphering the poems and identifying the  carved motifs for each month on the Poetry Path. If you are interested in joining the club or would just like to foind out more about what we do please CONTACT US
What are Grange Soroptimists doing to raise awareness of the environmental impact of Fast Fashion?

What are Grange Soroptimists doing to raise awareness of the environmental impact of Fast Fashion?

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Fast Fashion has a massive environmental impact. At the Clothes swap on Thursday 26 May  members and guests learnt about  the impact of Fast Fashion and had a great opportunity to take home some quality second hand clothes. There waas a quiz about the impact of Fast Fashion and an excellent talk and advice by Windermere stylist Carole Greenland Stylist Carol giving advice Did you know --- The textile industry is second only to oil as the world's biggest polluter Of the 8 million tonnes of plastic in the ocean the second largest amount comes directly from our clothes 11 million tonnes if textile waste is created each year Only 1% of clothing is recycled If we extended the use of our clothes by 9 months it would reduce the carbon, water and waste footprint by 20 - 30% If you would like more information
Fair Trade Walk

Fair Trade Walk

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At the Slavery Memorial in Lancaster It was great to host  Joanna Pollard on her 91 mile Fair trade walk from Garstang to Keswick and walk with her on the 2 legs between Lancaster and Kendal. The project Chocolate Has A Name is raising funds to set up Chocolate making workshops for children of cocoa farmers in Ghana. This will help keep girls in school, reduce the chance of child marriage and give them skills to enable them to develop a career using cocoa produced by their family. A great project for Soroptimists to support. Please support Joanna's  crowdfunder  for Chocolate making workshops in Ghana   If you are interested in finding out more about our work  or would like to join our club please contact us
Collecting at Cartmel Races for Barrow women’s Centre

Collecting at Cartmel Races for Barrow women’s Centre

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Ready for action A fantastic day at Cartmel races  on 31st May  with the amazing staff and volunteers from Barrow Women's Centre collecting from the generous public. A staggering final total of £1436 was raised during the day. More than ever women are in need in Barrow so it was great to be able to help and have fun. We were helped out by the trainer J.J.O'Shea who donated some of his winnings when his horse Envious Editor won! Some of the staff judged the best turned out horse for the last race!